Building extensive networks both in Kenya & Japan
In Japan and Kenya, OSA has built extensive networks with companies, government organizations, academic and research institutions, NGOs and international organizations to support inclusive business activities in Kenya by creating a wide and deep network in the Kenyan society.
LIXIL GROUP CORPORATION
As a comprehensive living and housing solutions, LIXIL provides a wide range of superior products and services based on consumer insights, innovative planning, and environmental concerns. LIXIL’s goal is to realize each individual’s desire for “GOOD LIVING”- a comfortable and rich living environment and life style.
LIXIL Group Corporation is a holding company. It has 220 subsidiaries, including LIXIL Corporation, and 89 affiliates (as of March 2014) involved in the building materials and housing equipment industry.
Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides technical cooperation and other forms of aid promoting economic and social development in developing countries and aims to advance international cooperation.
PADECO is an international development consulting company. With headquarters in Tokyo, PADECO is active throughout the world with experience in over 110 countries. Our multi-disciplinary background provides professional solutions efficiently and effectively in a “one-stop-shop” solution for our clients from project conception to completion.
AKIBA MASHINANI TRUST
Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT) was established in 2003 as a housing development & finance agency by the Slum Dwellers Federation of Kenya – Muungano wa Wanavijiji (MWW), an affiliate of Slum Dwellers International (SDI); and it operates in all Counties of Kenya.
AMT specializes in researching, innovating, advocating, piloting social housing finance & basic services solutions for the low income people. It provides financial, enterprise development, housing development, & project management services.
AMT builds capacities of community organizations to undertake all aspects of financial intermediation, to reach low income people with appropriate high quality financial & related services on a sustainable basis; thereby develop financial systems and improve livelihood security of low income communities.
AMT helps people gain self-sufficiency, dignity and economic stability. AMT helps the poorest of the poor find new life and hope!
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – JKUAT
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university near Nairobi, Kenya. It is situated inJuja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika Super Highway. It offers courses in Technology, Engineering, Science, Architecture and Building sciences. The university has a strong research interest in the areas of biotechnology and engineering.
National Construction Authority – N.C.A
National Construction Authority (N.C.A) under the Ministry of Lands,Housing and Urban Development that is mandated to streamline, overhaul and regulate the construction industry in Kenya and establish, a code of conduct in the industry
National Housing Corporation – NHC
The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament Cap. 117. The primary mandate of NHC is to play a principal role in the implementation of the Government’s Housing Policies and Programmes.
The Corporation Board of Directors consists of the Principal Secretary Ministry Land Housing and Urban
Development, Principal Secretary The National Treasury and others appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Land Housing and Urban Development.
The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has its origin in 1953 when the Colonial Government of Kenya created a Central Housing Board through the Housing Ordinance. The Board was the principal medium through which the colonial Government could promote the development of houses for Africans.
In 1959, the Board’s activities were extended beyond the promotion of African housing in order to cater for Europeans and Asians. In 1965, the Board decided to undertake direct construction of dwelling in areas where Local Authorities were unable or unwilling to do so. In the same year through an amendment of Housing Ordinance of 1953, National Housing Corporation (NHC) was established thereby replacing the Central Housing Board.
The Corporation was mandated to continue the functions of the Board, with wider powers to promote low-cost houses, stimulate the building industry and encourage and assist housing research.
The NHC became the Government’s main agency through which public funds for low cost housing would be channeled to Local Authorities, and for providing the technical assistance needed by those authorities in the design and implementation of their housing schemes.
The Nairobi City County is the creation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and successor of the defunct City Council of Nairobi. It operates under the auspices of the Cities and Urban Areas Act, The Devolved Governments Act and a host of other Acts.
The Nairobi City County is charged with the responsibility of providing a variety of services to residents within its area of jurisdiction. These include the services that were hitherto provided by the defunct City Council and the ones that have been transferred from the national government.
The former include Physical Planning, Public Health, Social Services and Housing, Primary Education Infrastructure, Inspectorate Services, Public Works, Environment Management while the latter include Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries, Trade, Industrialization, Corporate Development, Tourism and Wildlife, Public Service Management.
Welcome to Kajiado County’s home page on the World Wide Web! Our website is an opportunity for residents of this great County and around the world to read the latest news about Kajiado County and its government. Our website will offer information about our vision, mission, services and great opportunities available to all those on a forward surge to brighten this County.
Kajiado County strives to provide its residents, businesses and industries the best services possible to offer a favourable business climate and best quality of life available. I hope that our website will be able to provide you with the important information about my plans and priorities for bringing bold changes and improve the lives of Kajiado residents. Thanks again for visiting and I hope you find our website useful and informative! If you have questions or need information, please use this site to contact my office and share your questions, thoughts and ideas.
Kitui County is the sixth largest in terms of size and covers an area of 30,520 square kilometers. It is 11th in population size at 1,000,012 based on 2009 census and has steadily grown since. The county is diverse with some areas being semi-arid and mostly dry, while others are fairly arable.
The county, which lies between the altitude of 400m and 1,800m above sea level, is endowed with 14 different kinds of mienrals but the most prominent are coal estimated at one billion tonnes in Mui basin and gypsum in Mwingi area.
The two main urban centres are Kitui and Mwingi.
Kitui is inhabited mainly by the Kamba people, followed by the Tharaka who are found in Tharaka ward but there are also sizable Swahili and Somali population. The Akamba speak Kikamba and are considered friendly and welcoming. There are other communities mainly in urban areas.
The main economic activity is subsistence farming of crops such as maize, beans, pigeon peas, sorghum, millet, cassava etc. Livestock keeping is also popular, especially goats and cattle.